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    Gas mileage and the 3.1 chevy V6

    Those of you that have or have had a car with a 3.1 , what kind of MPG did you get? I am only getting 22-23 in my 94 GP. My old 96 Olds Eighty Eight with the 3800 used to get 25-26MPG on the same driving I do now, mix of city and highway going back and forth to work.

    Am I getting average mileage?

    Who'd have thought a midsize car would get worse mileage than a fullsize one?
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    In my experiences with those cars the 3.8 is MPG king, your numbers seem right for that mix.

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    thats about right for it. When i had my 97 cutlass i got 19-20in winter mixed with hwy/city all the time. And 27 going up north in november, that was winter blend gas. You probly will get 1-2 MPG better when the summer blend comes but thats about it if your lucky. My 97 buick with the 3.8 gets 25 mixed right now. Cant complain beats 15-16 the truck gets.

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    Danielle... times change. Poncho's Avatar
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    mid to upper 20's in a three speed lumina sedan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poncho Dan View Post

    The wonderful thing about the 60* V6's is that they have the power of a 4-cylinder and the fuel economy of a v8.
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    Bob the Builder says: 88Nightmare's Avatar
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    dont complain about your fuel mileage unless you drive something with a early to mid 90's ford 3.8 our sable with the 3.8 gets about the same fuel mileage as my silverado....
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    I just bought a 91 nissan sentra for 300.00 and its getting 30-35mpg. I spent 680.00 on gas last month in the truck!!!! And the nissan has 243840 miles on the original powertrain!!! haha!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 88Nightmare View Post
    dont complain about your fuel mileage unless you drive something with a early to mid 90's ford 3.8 our sable with the 3.8 gets about the same fuel mileage as my silverado....
    I usually drive my wagon in the summer for the A/C then I get 17-18mpg and drive 75-80 miles a days,just to get to and come home from work
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    That's a lot better than what I get in my G6. Expressway I get 28, 55-65 I get 31, and around town/short trips is around 18.

    If I drive it like my truck I get 16mpg, same as my truck.
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    i have had a ton of the 60 degrees and i would say that 23 is good average of a city/hwy mix

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    Damn I was hoping it was low but it looks like I am getting all I can hope for. Shoulda kept the Eight Eight
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    I had a '94 Cavalier wagon with the 3.1 and three speed auto. I beat it on most of the time (never had an "easy tank") and got 18mpg consistently.
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